photoradiation

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photoradiation pho·to·ra·di·a·tion (fō'tō-rā'dē-ā'shən)
n.
A treatment for cancer in which an individual is injected with a photosensitizing agent and the cancerous tissue is exposed to visible light, often by means of a fiberoptic probe. Also called photochemotherapy.

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